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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Active Plasmonics (QFE)

Optical Amplification of Propagating Surface Plasmon Polaritons

Malte C. Gather, Norbert Danz, Klaus Meerholz, and Kristjan Leosson  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate amplified spontaneous emission of long-range surface plasmon polaritons in planar metallic waveguides embedded in a fluorescent polymer. A net gain coefficient of 8±2 /cm has been realized for propagation up to 2 mm.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

M. C. Gather, N. Danz, K. Meerholz, and K. Leosson, "Optical Amplification of Propagating Surface Plasmon Polaritons," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QFE5.

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